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First Minister to speak at 2017 Oil and Gas Industry Conference

Published:  18 May, 2017

Scotland’s First Minister will address industry leaders at a major oil and gas conference taking place at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre next month (June 6).

Nicola Sturgeon MSP is giving the keynote speech during the morning of the one-day event organised by Oil & Gas UK.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “The coming together of experts, industry leaders and government at the Oil & Gas UK Annual Conference is the perfect forum to build on the success and resilience the industry has demonstrated and map out the brightest possible future for it.I am delighted to attend, and look forward to a lively and interesting day.”

Deirdre Michie, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, said: “With so much political change in the past year, our delegates will be keen to hear the First Minister’s reflections on industry performance and how it should position itself for “Facing the Future”. We are very pleased to welcome the First Minister back to our annual conference.

“Confidence, albeit fragile, is slowly returning to our sector and companies are now in better shape to compete with basins around the world for the fresh investment we really need to see. However, the challenges for the basin, particularly for companies in the supply chain, are still considerable.

“It therefore remains vital that both the Scottish and UK Governments continue to work with our industry, in order to maximise the economic activity of the oil and gas industry to the benefit of all.”

This is Oil & Gas UK’s fourth annual conference and delegates will hear from regulators, industry leaders and specialists on a wide range of topics such as Vision 2035 – industry’s vision for the future and the sector’s role in the UK’s Industrial Strategy. There will also be talks on investment stimulation, health, safety and the environment, supply chain resilience and efficiency.

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